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Leading House Africa: Research Partnership Grant I

Leading House (LH) Africa is calling for applications for Research Partnership Grant I from advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education.

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The goal of this instrument is to further develop, consolidate and expand relations and foster new collaborations between Swiss researchers and partners in Africa.

Proposals are expected from the following disciplines: i) Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and ii) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) including biological sciences and medicine.

Total Budget Available: CHF 85,000

Grant per Project: Maximum CHF 15,000

Project Duration: Minimum: 3 months; maximum: 10 months

Eligible Applicants (Lead): PhD students in their final year of study and postdoctoral scientists with a maximum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience. (Lead applicants must be affiliated with a Swiss Institution of Higher Education [2])

Eligible Partner Countries: All African countries, except Maghreb region and Egypt

Additional Third-Party Funding: Strongly encouraged

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2023

Review Process: 4 September - 27 October 2023

Decision: 31 October 2023

Earliest Project Start Date: 1 November 2023

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